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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10084.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I can’t make much out here ... what I can make out looks like a Funnel Weaver in the genus Coras though. https://bugguide.net/node/view/765608/bgimage... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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splodey commented on picture ID 10019.

Thanks! The photos in https://bugguide.net/node/view/386177 look a lot like the spider I posted here.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10019.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a challenging image to work from. I'm not sure from this, but it might be a Ghost Spider (Anyphaenidae). https://bugguide.net/node/view/386177... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10052.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This looks like a Running Crab Spider (Philodromidae).... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10082.

Hi, yes ... this looks like a Magnolia Green Jumper, Lyssomanes viridis. Welcome to Spider ID. :)... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10023.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a male Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), looks a bit like Tigrosa georgicola, Florida has some unique species I'm not familiar with though. Filing to family. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1030278/bgimage... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10021.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a male False Widow, Steatoda grossa.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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JKelley commented on picture ID 9980.

I can ask them to send me another picture. They still have the poor corpse sitting under the glass in case she's not dead. They're scared to lift it.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10078.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This looks like a Pink Toe Tarantula, Avicularia avicularia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avicularia_avicularia... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10074.

An introduced species from Tropical Asia. It's my understanding they like to eat cockroaches ... so, that's beneficial.. To relocate one you can place a container over it, gently slide a stiff piece of paper under it, and release it outside. Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered to be of medical significance, and are unlikely to bite except in self defense - everyone's immune sy... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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friel commented on picture ID 10076.

Thanks!... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10076.

Dictynidae ... I don't know the genus... https://bugguide.net/node/view/393224/bgpage... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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Qkelly92 commented on picture ID 10074.

Dont know much about them any vital things I need to know?... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10074.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This looks like a Huntsman Spider, Heteropoda venatoria.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10050.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Crab Spider (Thomisidae), looks like possibly something in the genus Xysticus. http://srs.britishspiders.org.uk/portal.php/p/Summary/s/Xysticus+cristatus... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10058.

Spider ... I'm not familiar with the species in your region, it's very distinctive though. Someone else may recognize it or if I come across it I'll let you know. Welcome to Spider ID. :)... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10072.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is an Eastern Parson Spider, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10070.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae) carrying her young. Tentatively (because the abdomen is obscured) looks like Tigrosa georgicola.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9789.

Orbweavers are kind of tough because I think you would need something likely to get caught in it's web, like small flies. Something that would be unlikely to defend itself well against the spider. Something smaller than the spider. Edit: Not to imply that orbweavers can't handle larger prey, they can but considering this is a pet you probably don't want to take a chance. Also, once he reaches matu... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 10027.

Looks like Pisaura spp. to me, there are a few in the correct range that are all almost indistinguishable from each other.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 10068.

Looks like Scytodes, probably S. thoracica based on location.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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Spooders commented on picture ID 9789.

Thanks he is a pet and i need to know what they eat... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10007.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I don't recognize this as being anything considered to be of medical significance. Tentatively this looks like Metaltella simoni. https://bugguide.net/node/view/468880/bgimage... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10056.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae) either in the genus Pirata or Piratula.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10062.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This looks like a male Crevice Weaver (Kukulcania sp.). There are several similar species in the genus out west.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10064.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This looks like an Eratigena species.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10066.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is most likely a Common House Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum). Bugs me that I didn't find an image that exactly matches though, so filing to genus, they are variable. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1011713/bgimage https://bugguide.net/node/view/415301/bgimage... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10060.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) Tentatively this looks like it may be Eratigena atrica. Filing to genus. http://www.nederlandsesoorten.nl/linnaeus_ng/app/views/species/nsr_taxon.php?id=141758&cat=CTAB_MEDIA... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9741.

Hi, there were some recent taxonomic in this genus. This might be either E. duellica or E. saeva. Looks like duellica to me but I'm not certain enough to file there. Welcome to Spider ID. :)... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9783.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I agree, this looks like a False Wolf Spider (Zoropsis spinimana) to me too.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9789.

You might be right. I cab't see it well enough though, looks like a young male. Filing to family.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9785.

I agree. Filed. Welcome to Spider ID. :)... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9745.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I agree this is a Crab Spider (Thomisidae). The image is a bit dark so I'm not certain of genus.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9600.

Yes, I agree with Thanatus sp.. Filed. :) Welcome to Spider ID.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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stevepott3r commented on picture ID 10060.

Hi, this seems to be a fairly large spider, I was wondering if it is a wolf spider? thanks... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9492.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This looks like a Stripe-legged Spider, Harpactea hombergi. http://www.uksafari.com/hombergi.htm... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10009.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a male Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), looks like it would be something close to Hogna lenta. There's another possible species in GA (Hogna watsoni) I'm not yet familiar with so filing to genus.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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rarkin55 commented on picture ID 9244.

Thanks for the comments! See the links I included on my reply to ItsyBitsy as well...... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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rarkin55 commented on picture ID 9244.

Thanks for the comments. This spider picture was taken off the red hood of my car a few weeks ago, but the spider attack video was recorded last year. The hatchling died the next day after being bit. That poor chickadee mom had a rough year: 1. She laid 7 eggs, only 4 of which survived. She had help from her mate in building the nest but 2 days after laying the eggs the male mate was kille... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10013.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), looks like Tigrosa annexa.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9989.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), looks like Hogna antelucana.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10015.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), Tigrosa georgicola.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9997.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis. Either a female or immature male as the mature males are rather different looking and often mistaken for Brown Recluses.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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SCH commented on picture ID 10005.

Thanks! I have one who likes my car too. I was more worried because my kitten was attempting to catch it & she’s a really good jumper. I see now that the males can appear a bit furrrier than the females, I think. Thanks for this woderful resource!... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9999.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You seem to have figured out the ID on your own. They are a kind of Ground Spider (Gnaphosidae) and are an introduced species to the area originally from Europe.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10003.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Spiny-backed Orb-weaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10029.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Woodlouse Hunter, Dysdera crocata.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10005.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Flattie (Selenops). Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered to be of medical significance, everyone's immune system is different though.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10046.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This tentatively looks like Castianeira crocata.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 10025.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This looks like a Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae), tentatively in the genus Heteropoda.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9991.

Hi, I stumbled across this one while looking for something else. This looks like it could be the ventral side of a Cupiennius salei. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Cupiennius_salei%2C_Adult_Female_-_underside.JPG/120px-Cupiennius_salei%2C_Adult_Female_-_underside.JPG... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9424.

Filed.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9422.

Filed.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9140.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) Some species of Cobweb Spider (Theridiidae) look similar to this, though I can't see it as well as I'd like. Just a best guess, not a firm ID. https://bugguide.net/node/view/152358/bgimage... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9182.

There are several similar species out west, filing to genus. Welcome to Spider ID. :)... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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halburch commented on picture ID 10029.

Forgot to add that this was about the size of a quarter legs extended.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9244.

Wow, that's interesting. Thank you for sharing. Some spiders can prey on small birds but I've not seen a a Jumping Spider do that before (I don't specialize in them though). Usually it's big orb-weavers or tarantulas I see with birds, or some cobweb spiders I've seen (usually Widows) successfully take on similarly large prey like snakes and rodents. I wonder how that would have ended if Mom hadn't... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9223.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) Your Wolf Spider (Lycosidae) looks like Tigrosa annexa.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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Trahearne commented on picture ID 9787.

I also believe this is a Phiddipus audax, adult male.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 10023.

Hi,this is not a huntsman,this is a wolf spider in the Lycosidae family,likely Hogna genus. Look at the body segment,you see it is a long pear shape,huntsman have more a flattened face and wide. A male Hogna lenta would be my guess. https://bugguide.net/node/view/242750/bgpage... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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guywhoreadsbooks commented on picture ID 10023.

It's the same kind as the one I found! It's similar to a wolf spider with different patterns. Let me know when you know please!... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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adipraja commented on picture ID 9835.

Ok. Thank you bro. This website is very helpfull for identification spiders.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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Bree commented on picture ID 10023.

I think it’s a huntsman spider.... Discussion Thread

April 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9731.

You're welcome! The bulges near the fangs are appendages called pedipalps, the tips are enlarged on penultimate and mature male spiders. He's likely wandering in search of a mate, hopefully he's moved on now.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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Amityvil commented on picture ID 9797.

Thank you all! I have a small cellar spider who made its home above my front door and catches the mosquitos when I go in and out so guess I have nothing to be afraid of! The size of this guy scared me!... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 9995.

Hi, and welcome to the site. Your arachnid is not a true spider, these are called harvestman, one of the Opiliones. They are totally harmless to humans or pets. They produce no venom or poison and mouth parts not able to bite skin. You can spot these by their single fused body segment and long legs. https://bugguide.net/node/view/2405/bgpage A little friend passing by: https://www.flickr.com/p... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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Lyza336 commented on picture ID 9731.

Hi! After reviewing the below pics I believe ur 100% right in ur identification of a Black Lace Weaver. He's identical to some of those. I still haven't slept in bed since he moved in, I fear it'll crawl up the covers and I might crush accidently crush him while asleep and get bit. It was BIG with big bulges on its fangs Thank u very much for the ID! Disassembled the bed today looking for him but... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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Rubensdiscoveries commented on picture ID 9995.

Help want to know if they are dangerous!! Found in a shoe box in my backyard... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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obvlsk84 commented on picture ID 9984.

Hi, thanks for the answer, in pic 9991 I've added another picture, (sorry, I don't know how I can upload another picture to the same post) that picture has the spider backwards, where it can be seen more detail... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9797.

I agree Disco's ID looks good. They are considered to be the largest species of Pholcid (Cellar Spider) in the world so that fits your description of it having a substantial leg diameter.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 9963.

Because of their small size,it does at least take some magnification to see detail, often what photos completely lack.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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Thefemaleperson commented on picture ID 9963.

Thank you so much for the link, it's very helpful. I think it may be Macrargus multesimus based on these photos https://bugguide.net/node/view/621413/bgimage But am not confident enough to ID it... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 9984.

Have you tried comparing to tropical wolf spider? Just a hunch.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9984.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I'm afraid I can't make out enough detail in this image to give you a suggestion. :( Edit: ID based on second image in series.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9987.

You got it, (sort of, different spelling ;) ) This is a False Widow, Steatoda grossa. Welcome to Spider ID. :)... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 9982.

Yes, one of these: https://www.flickr.com/photos/32083154@N02/3710691068/in/dateposted/ I have reason to suspect K. hibernalis, but K. arizonica is a possibility.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9815.

I'm glad you seem to have managed to remove it without incident as this appears to be a species considered to be of medical significance. Be careful if you need to remove any more. You can reduce the number of spiders you find in your home by sealing cracks around floors, doors, windows, foundation etc. Sticky traps may be used in some areas that cannot be sealed.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 9963.

Hi,and welcome to the site. I do believe this is one of the sheetweb spiders. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1973/bgpage... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9815.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) Based on location this looks like Phoneutria boliviensis, this species is considered to be of medical significance.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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notsosuperfly commented on picture ID 9987.

I believe this one is a Steatado Grasso. I found her in a closet in the house.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9815.

... Ctenidae (Wandering Spiders).... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 9779.

Well,I was close but dropped the ball myself, I overlook these,the difference is gold huntsman have near black mouth parts and a mottled abdomen, yours has distinguishable chevrons and light mouth parts. Still cool spiders.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 9980.

Best I can make of this is a wolf spider, besides huntsman somehing this big crrying egg sac would only be fishing spider and I don't see that here.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9982.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This looks like a male Crevice Weaver (Kukulcania sp.). There are several similar species in the genus out west.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9980.

Oh dear, I don't think I can recognize it in the state it's in.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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hayhispider commented on picture ID 9971.

Wow! I've seen that guy around town!... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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JKelley commented on picture ID 9980.

By the way, that's an egg with it. She was carrying it. Also, she's covered in spider killing spray. My mother doesn't believe in relocating them like we do.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9978.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Flattie (Selenops sp.).... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9809.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) Your spider has been filed. Thank you for sharing.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9965.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Jumping Spider (Salticidae), maybe Phidippus johnsoni or something close to it. https://bugguide.net/node/view/270154/bgimage... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9973.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), Gladicosa gulosa.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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spidermere commented on picture ID 9971.

Wow, thank you! @itsybitsy... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9971.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Jumping Spider, Platycryptus undatus. Like most spiders they have venom but are unlikely to bite except in self defense and are not considered to be of medical significance, everyone's immune system is different though.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9969.

Hi, I agree with your ID. Filed. :)... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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Mario commented on picture ID 9973.

Found this in my sink..went to capture it and it ran down the drain..i ran the water for 10 minute thought it was dead... 10 minutes later he was back...i DID manage to capture it this time... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9775.

Yes, this is a Bolas Spider (Mastophora sp.). Lovely find. Too many options in FL for me to be sure of species. Welcome to Spider ID. :)... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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scootersays commented on picture ID 9779.

Thanks everybody! My boyfriend told me he found a brown recluse at work, I kindly and quickly let him know how highly unlikely it was. Unfortunately, I couldn't declare victory until I got a positive ID on his suspect. I feel like Google really dropped the ball on this one by only showing the female version of this spider in the search results. So thank you all for your help with the ID!... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9777.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) The union between the three similar species was undone after DNA testing. This looks like it could be either Eratigena duellica (gigantea) or Eratigena saeva.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9779.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Giant Crab/Huntsman Spider (Sprassidae) in the genus Curicaberis.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 9867.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I agree this looks like a Long-legged Sac Spider (aka Yellow Sac Spider), Cheiracanthium mildei.... Discussion Thread

April 19, 2018